Museum Opportunities

In the past several weeks we’ve received a couple new museum opportunities we’d like to share with our network.

2016 Summer Internships at Alaskan Museums:

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The Alaska State Museum (ASM) is continuing to coordinate summer internships at small museums and Tribal cultural centers throughout Alaska. These 8 week summer internships will begin in late May or early June and will encompass one or more of the following areas: collections management, exhibit development, collections database management, and collections research. Although the project sites are at small museums with volunteer or limited professional staffing, there will be ongoing supervision by the ASM Curator of Museum Services. Applications should be emailed to by Friday, February 5. See the linked flyer for more information: Alaskan summer Internships 2016.

Political History Curator Position Open Until Feb. 15th:

A Smithsonian Curator position was posted for a Political History Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History​. You can view the announcement on USAjobs here:

If you have an opportunity for our network of students and alumni, feel free to send us the details to post on our website. Email

Internships with museum in Prince George’s County

The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) is looking to take on three museum scholars as interns. The job descriptions are linked in the post below and describe the responsibilities and learning opportunities for the:

  • Museum Administration Internship – As a Museum Management Intern you will work under the close direction of the Museum’s Executive Director and be given the flexibility and guidance to lead and manage projects while at the same time supporting overall organizational objectives.
  • Museum Collections Internship – The museum intern will work with the Chief Curator and the Gallery Coordinator on the overall care and management of the Museum’s collections as well as the operations of gallery. The intern will gain knowledge and experience in gallery maintenance and basic object preservation activities.
  • Social Media Internship – The social media intern will assist the social media specialist with the creation and implementation of the marketing strategy through digital media, marketing projects (digital media marketing and print marketing), and social media.

Internships are available year-round and the museum staff accepts three (3) per semester. Individual responsibilities are determined by the educational background and work experience of the intern, as well as the needs of the museum. These positions are unpaid but hours are flexible (MondayFriday from 10 AM – 4 PM and Saturday 12 PM – 4 PM). Interns are expected to commit at least 2 days a week to PGAAMCC. The diverse in-depth experience that interns experience working at PGAAMCC make this an ideal opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student in history, anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, library science, sociology, and related fields.

To apply, email Jon West-Bey with your resume.